Category: News

United Church of Canada Diaconal Ministry Survey

Did you receive a Diaconal Ministry Survey in your e-mail inbox from the UCC Permanent Committee for Ministry Employment Policies and Services? The deadline for sending in your responses is February 24, that’s TOMORROW. A Diaconal Ministry Working Group is gathering data from diaconal ministers and others to determine how best to support and encourage …

SMART Art

A little while ago, we called out to the many creative CCS Friends who might love to create a cover for our SMART boards, to prevent the accidental use of permanent markers on them. (They look like white boards, but their electronic.) Jo-Anne Muldrew from the Trinity United Church in Winnipeg dropped by CCS this …

Deadline for Kaufmann scholarship extended

Applications for $10,000 Scholarship are invited. The Emma Kaufman Scholarship for study outside Canada and US is awarded every 5 years The Kaufman Scholarship was established in 1945 by Emma R. Kaufman as an expression of her very deep concern that women have the opportunity of experiencing a different culture and come to know what …

Remembering Betty Langille

We at CCS were saddened to learn of the passing of Betty Langille (AnglicanWomen’s Training College, 1952) on February 2, 2012 in Hamilton, Ontario. Betty was 88 years of age. A service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Church of the Ascension on Forest Avenue, Hamilton. We thank Rosemary …

Possible Meet-and-Greet in the Victoria/Sidney area

CCS is looking to organize a Meet and Greet opportunity in Victoria on or near March 8. Former Acting Principal Charlotte Caron will be in the area, and has kindly offered to help host such an event– if there is interest.  If there is interest?  Of COURSE there will be interest! We are guesstimating that …

All About You – Ken DeLisle

In our continue series featuring friends of CCS, we bring you Ken Delisle – diaconal minister, CCS volunteer, and Companion of the Centre. Ken writes: “There’s an old song whose chorus is, “I’ve been everywhere.” It then rattles off names of towns and cities throughout North America. I haven’t actually been everywhere but my ministry …

Endowments

At the CCS 120th Anniversary and Homecoming celebration in October, we will formally highlight the Endowment Campaign which was started back in 2005, under the capable hands and leadership of former Principal, Caryn Douglas. The Endowment figure will be unveiled at that time, and we trust that our faithful supporters will be awfully pleased and …

Staff Reflections – Teaming

Staff reflections from September, 2011: The big news, for staff and the institution, is the “change in guard” of the principal.  In the time period between this Central Council meeting and the last, we have said goodbye to Charlotte Caron who, in a trying time, offered steady and gracious leadership as Acting Principal, and we …

IY Students recommended for Commissioning

All of the students in the current Integrating Year at CCS have been recommended for commissioning as diaconal ministers in the United Church of Canada.  Congratulations Alice, Debbie, Ingrid, Tracy, and Vicki! The IY has its final learning circle from March 14-24, followed by CCS’s Annual Service of Celebration on March 25, 2012 at which …

CCS Annual General Meeting – “Celebrations and Challenges”

The Annual Meeting of Friends of the Centre for Christian Studies will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 6-8 PM CST By conference call for Friends across Canada or at J. S. Woodsworth House, 60 Maryland St., Winnipeg MB for Friends in the Winnipeg area The gathering will include Worship Business: receipt of …

New Dates for CCS Homecoming Weekend

After much thoughtful and prayerful reflection and discussion, please note that the DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED for the 120th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend in order to accommodate CCS’s presence at an important, national conference taking place in Toronto (on ‘our’ original dates in June)! The dates are now: Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14, 2012 …

Results of the Fall 2011 Annual Appeal

Development staffperson, Marc Desrosiers, and the Finance Committee are pleased with the results of the fall fundraising campaign.  In Marc’s words: The results have been nothing short of a God-send and financial blessing, thanks to the generosity and kind hearts of the CCS community.  Over 210 individuals, as well as 80 PAR donors, provided financial …

Fall Programs at Calling Lakes

Students and friends of CCS may be interested in some of the programs this fall at Calling Lakes Centre in Fort Qu’Apelle, Saskatchewan, including Building Bridges: Treaty Days, including teaching with Melody McKellar and Ernest Bradshaw – Sept 16-18 Church Beyond the Pews with Thomas Brauer- Sept 23-25 Courage to Lead: An Introductory Circle of Trust …

August LDM Wraps Up

The two-week August Leadership Development Module finished up last Friday at the Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia.  It was a small group, but the participants were a lovely, energetic, thoughtful bunch.  They came from Springdale, Newfoundland; Aylesford, Nova Scotia; Guelph, Ontario; and Calgary, Alberta (and Ted from Winnipeg).

Call for Nominations for Companion of the Centre

We’re inviting nominations for the 2012 Companion of the Centre.  Through this award, CCS honors one or more persons at the Annual Service of Celebration (held yearly in March): graduates who through their life and ministry, have brought distinction and honor to the Centre for Christian Studies, or, members of the Centre for Christian Studies …